Does CBD make you hungry?

Lauren Flanagan

You may already be aware that ingesting marijuana increases your appetite. These cravings are due to the THC in cannabis, so you may wonder, does CBD have the same effect? The answer in short is no. THC increases the hormone ghrelin, which makes you feel hungry. THC also sparks a food cravings through CB1 receptors that control appetite. CBD on the other hand does not increase hunger in this way, but it could increase appetite in other ways. CBD has been shown to alleviate symptoms of nausea and vomiting. This decrease in nausea could in turn help with appetite while not directly increasing hunger.